The Lincoln man arrested Tuesday morning following a 22-hour standoff at his home on Route 2 remained Thursday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post $5,000 cash bail.
William Bradbury, 56, made his first court appearance Wednesday by video conference from the jail to the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Bradbury is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor, a Class C crime. The assaults allegedly occurred over the past 18 months.
He was not asked to enter pleas Wednesday because he has not yet been indicted.
Bradbury allegedly abused two girls — ages 14 and 15 — whom he knows but is not related to, according to the affidavit.
Details about the standoff were not included in court documents.
The standoff began Monday when Lincoln police Sgt. John Walsh and Detective Mark Fucile went to Bradbury’s home to interview him in response to the complaint, Lincoln Public Safety Director Dan Summers said Tuesday. The officers say that Bradbury had a 9mm handgun and realized he was not going to agree to be interviewed.
Bradbury next court appearance is Sept. 11.
Jeffrey Toothaker of Ellsworth was appointed to represent him, according to court documents.
If convicted, Bradbury faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.